State Rep. Bubber Epps weighs in on 2015 legislative session
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – It is exactly one week until state lawmakers meet at the Gold Dome in Atlanta for the start of the 2015 legislative session.
41NBC’s Amanda Castro sat down with the new Bibb delegation Chairman State Representative Bubber Epps to find out what legislators will tackle this year.
Epps (R-Dry Branch) says one of the biggest issues that will be addressed this session is the transportation infrastructure.
He adds rural health care will also be discussed. He says the state is working on a solution to give rural communities access to health care.
Epps says lawmakers could take a look at the consolidation charter, specifically bringing the community of Payne City into the consolidated government.
Before session started, Macon-Bibb leaders asked the Bibb delegation to consider changing part of the charter that would require them to cut the budget.
Epps says lawmakers have an obligation to the voters of Macon-Bibb and they stand firm on the mandated provisions of the budget reduction.
He adds the local government should handle the situation and that it does not need to go through legislation.
The 2015 legislative session begins on Monday, January 12.